From the Publisher:
With every information-packed page and all of the more than 700 illustrations of the original hardcover edition, Abrams is pleased to offer this wildly popular book on the history of Marvel comics in paperback. Les Daniels tells the Marvel story with wit and grace, and illustrates the tale with cover art, story art, working drawings and sketches, memorabilia, and photographs. Meet the creative individuals who made the comics for 50 years: artists highly skilled at depicting mayhem and chaos with clarity and precision; writers with just the right sense of character and plot; and masterminds of the popular unconscious, who gauged what kinds of heroes readers needed.Here are five fabulous decades of the world's greatest comics. Now in paperback, 288 information-packed pages and more than 700 illustrations of the original hardcover edition are sure to appeal to every comicbook fan. Includes 17 profiles of the main Marvel super heroes and 40 pages of facsimile stories.Presents a history of Marvel comics, profiling the creative artists, the writers, and the superheroes who have made Marvel the largest comic book publisher.